NEHA's second app challenge! Innovating for environmental health: water quality.

Author:Poprish, Solly
Position:NEHA NEWS

In March 2016, NEHA, with the support of Hedgerow Software ( and Esri (, launched its first app challenge--Innovating for Environmental Health. Individuals competed to develop apps that would achieve one of the Healthy People 2020 environmental health objectives as identified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The mission of the competition was to create apps that could be used by environmental health professionals or the communities they protect, as well as inspire data-driven solutions to public health issues.

A total of 13 apps were submitted, which varied in environmental health topic and user audience. The first-place team developed Biky, an app that integrates alternative transportation, physical activity, and community building to tackle air contamination and promote a healthy lifestyle. Angela Jimenez attended the NEHA 2016 Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibiton on behalf of her team to present and receive the app challenge award. To learn more about last year's app challenge and submissions, please visit

This year we launched our second Innovating for Environmental Health App Challenge with continued support from Hedgerow Software. This year's app...

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